I'm sure you've seen tons of advertising on the internet for products that are supposed to get you into shape quickly and pretty much without effort. I'm talking about things like "waist trainers", skinny teas, weight loss pills and so on. In the fitness industry, when things sound too good to be true, they usually are. Find out why!
We all know that resistance training is good for us, but what benefits does it offer exactly? Have a look at the list below, and find out what regular resistance training could do for you!
Drinking alcohol is the norm in our society. It has become such a natural thing to do that many people can barely believe that somebody might choose not to drink. In this post, I'll talk about the social aspects of not drinking, my own experiences with it, facts about how our bodies deal with alcohol, and I'll share some tips on drinking in relation to weight loss/ maintenance and a healthy lifestyle. I just want to make it clear that I'm not condemning alcohol completely or trying to make anyone who enjoys it stop drinking occasionally. I'm just talking about my experiences as somebody who chooses not to drink.
Sitting at a desk all day is detrimental to our health, but a big part of the population still does it for five days each week. Find out what can be done to promote a healthier lifestyle in an office environment!
Having strong and stable hips is extremely important. We require hip stability for all standing activities, even just walking or running, and weak hips can set us up for pain and injuries along the way. Unfortunately, because most of us spend too much time sitting down, the muscles surrounding our hips are often weak and need strengthening through targeted exercises. You can try the four exercises below to strengthen your hips!
Can you squat down until you almost sit on the floor while keeping your feet flat on the floor too? Can you bend down and touch your toes? If not, it is time to work on some hip and lower body mobility!
Are you sitting for most of the day, either at work, at home or in your car? If so, it might be a good idea to do something for your health and wellbeing and look for ways to get a little bit more active.
Do you ever aim to train your back, but end up feeling the exercise mainly in your arms? This happens a lot! Learning how to build that mind-muscle connection and actually feeling the exercises you're doing where you want to feel them will transform your back workouts completely!
Do you ever feel like you cannot stand another minute of sitting in front of your computer screen at your office job? I know that feeling all too well. Sitting down all day can make us feel tired and sluggish, and there's nothing better than a little bit of moving around to give us some fresh energy and help us focus once we get back to that screen. It works just as well as coffee!
It's cold and flu season here, so I thought it might be a good time for this post. I'm sure you know the feeling- you have a bit of a cold, are maybe coughing a little and just don't feel quite right, but you don't feel bad enough to just stay home and in bed. … Continue reading Should you work out when you are ill?